Leisnig is a small town in the district of Mittelsachsen
Mittelsachsen is a district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.- History :The district was established by merging the former districts of Döbeln, Freiberg and Mittweida as part of the district reform of August 2008.- Geography :...

, federal
States of Germany
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 Free State of Saxony in Germany
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A settlement in this location was first mentioned in 1046. The town features Mildenstein Castle which is over 1000 years old. The house Markt 13 shows the coat of arms
Coat of arms
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 of the family Apian
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Leisnig was Friedrich Olbricht
Friedrich Olbricht
General Friedrich Olbricht was a German general and one of the plotters involved in the attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler at the Wolfsschanze in East Prussia on 20 July 1944.-Early life:...

's birthplace. In 1944, he was involved in the July 20 Plot
July 20 Plot
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 to assassinate
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 Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
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, and was executed for his part in it.

Points of interest

  • Arktisch-Alpiner Pflanzengarten und Alpine Staudengärtnerei
    Arktisch-Alpiner Pflanzengarten und Alpine Staudengärtnerei
    The Arktisch-Alpiner Pflanzengarten und Alpine Staudengärtnerei is a private botanical garden specializing in alpine plants. It is located at OT Gorschmitz 14, Leisnig, Saxony, Germany, and open several days per week in the warmer months, without charge....

    , a botanical garden
    Botanical garden
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  • Mildenstein Castle

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